PhotoActive and PhotoWise are two series of Photography books that cover a wide range of topics for every photographer - from the absolute beginner to the keen amateur.
Our philosophy is to encourage and promote wellbeing through publishing and we think photography is a great means of doing that for the practitioner whether beginner, improving amateur or professional and for the observer, taking pleasure from the imagery created.
Using long exposures
How best to employ long exposures to provide ethereal imagery. Paul Gallagher shares some advice.
Paul Gallagher is at the seaside!
He provides some examples of his Masterclass work with black and white imagery by the sea.
How weather defines the landscape
Tony Worobiec considers the impact of weather upon the landscape and the search for that golden moment when the familiar assumes a unique beauty.
Black & White Photography
Paul Gallagher has advice on the importance of light and surfaces - diffused light and lines.
Mist and Fog - Part II
More advice from Tony Worobiec on photographing in mist and fog, considering technical aspects and also the opportunities presented by rising or descending mist.
A single cloud
The character of an individual cloud can chime with the landscape below to create some remarkable imagery. Tony Worobiec explores further and suggests some composition strategies in this extract from his book on Photographing Landscape.
Discussing and critiquing
David Penprase creates highly artistic and unusual imagery that can be deliberately thought-provoking. But, he says, it is vital to discuss and critique your work in order to advance your own photographic style.
'Required reading for all photographers who must endure the UK's weather'
So said the Royal Photographic Society after selecting Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather by Tony Worobiec as one of its 10 best titles of 2016.
'Also for anyone else' they continued, 'who tends to put their camera away when the heavens open. Full of practical ideas for making the most of less than 'ideal' conditions: the right gear, stormy skies, drab skies, flooded landscapes, ice and snow, and more.'